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HOME EDITION Weather Forecast: Fair Tonight; Saturday Partly Cloudy NTTMP.EH 8331. WASHINGTON, FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 23, 1914. PRICE ONE CENT. ALLIES BACK KfM Mb v1 WORST OF WAR HDENT URGED TO pelessly Deadlocked" Is Message Brought to White House By Leaders From the Capitol Wilson Faces Di lemma Exercise of Perogative Is Unprecedented. r m x la r. Assured by leaders of Congress that there was no pros it of an adjournment agreement, President Wilson is .. fronted with the dilemma of permitting Congress to remain inactively in session, or of using his constitutional right to dismiss Congress. -The laMer-hJ was strongly advised to do "by -several he leaders who discussed the situation with him. The ident, however, realizing that such a procedure was recedented in the United States and might give rise trong criticisms, hesitated. Meanwhile he used all his vers of persuasion to bring about an agreement. So he has accomplished little if anything along these lines . the situation appears to be still hopelessly deadlocked. Speaker Champ Clark was sent for and asked for his a' of the situation. He remained with the President onl ier while, after which, standing at the entrance to the utive offices, he said: "There is absolutely no present prospect of adjouru u unless the President exercises his prerogative. The ;se cannot vote again to adjourn if the point of order j quorum is raised. I have the assurances of several nbers that if Congress must needs stay here indefinitely . will raise such a point of order. A quorum cannot 'ad. A three-day recess plan is equally impractical, for iave that there must be unanimous consent, and there in I have assurances that such consent cannot be had. cannot go on with the passage of any legislation, for every measure brought up would come the point of er regarding a quorum. "Therefore the only hope for adjournment lies in the German Center Prepares for Supreme Assault on Verdun Correspondent Visits Battleline and Sees Heavy Batteries of Kaiser's Troops. IMPARTIAL STORY OF SITUATION GIVEN HERE H By KARL VON WIEGAND. MOKTJIEDY. France, Oct. 21 (via Mctz. Berlin, The Hague and Lon don, Oct 23). The German central armies are making a determined ef fort to reduce Verdun. They have mounted heavy batteries with -which some of the outer fortifications al ready have been destroyed. The officer in command. General von (name deleted by censor) told me today he was confident the strong French fortress will be overwhelmed and taken within a fortnight at the outside. He praises the French bravery un stintedly, and says that the French artillery is excellent, but that their workJUJ.JRrtb' nullified by inferior ammunition. In this connection, l.e called my attention to many shells which have failed to explode be cause of imperfect manufacture. Montmedy is the biggest hospital center and clearing house for the wounded behind the first line of the German center. Here the wounded, German and French alike, are brought, and the serious cases treated, while the lightly wounded are sent back into the Interior for treatment. Desperate Fighting. After a personal tour of the actual battle front, from the extreme Ger man left, in the neighborhood of Toul and Nancy, to the left center, it is possible to state that, while the French line has bent in places,, at no point has it been broken, and wherever the French have retired they have immediately dug them selves into naw positions in equal strength. There has been very heavy light- ANOTHER 'WORLD SCOOP" FOR TIMES' READERS In the accompanying story, The Times offers to its readers an absolutely impartial account of the fighting along the center of the allied-German line in northern France. Karl Von Wiegand, who is the United Press Association correspondent in Germany, is the only newspaper man in the. empire who has had the co-operation of the imperial government in getting his information and the only correspondent who has been permitted to send his "stuff" through with little change by the censors. This story which comes by way of Berlin and London has been passed both by the German and English censors and therefore can be regarded as absolutely unbiased. This is the second "world scoop" that The Times has offered its readers from Von Wiegand. The first was the story of the fight ing on the Russian frontier that he sent through after a 600-mile trip in an automobile provided by the German general staff for his use. Ing all along the line of forts- be tween Totrf-and -Verdtm7 wKlle "both St. M thiol and Camp de Romaina have been taken by the Germans. The Germans have finally crossed the Meuse at two places in the vi cinity of St. MihicI, uheie th- fight ing is practically continuous and of the most desperate character. The French are making most de termined efforts to retake these lost positions and drive the Germans back across the river, but so far without success. In these maneu vers both sides have lost an enor mous number of men. The wooded ridges are covered with wounded who are uncared for because it has been Impossible for the Ked Cross to gather them up. The whole territory is being riddled by the artillery of both armies, and it Is impossible for any living per sons to cross the fire zone. The Germans have driven a tri angular wedgc-Miapod lino into the French pos. lions in the neighbor hood of st Mlhiel. They were able 'to do this by taking advantage" of several of the heaviest fogs of tb year, which, while they interfered with the accuracy of the artillery, afforded splendid cover under which the corps of sappers advanced the German trenches. In the wooded region of Apremont, five miles southeast of St. Mlhiel, and again in the neighborhood of Verdun there are positions where the rival trenches are only seventy yards apart and (remainder of paragraph deleted by the British censor). The French sallies from Toul against the German line, which holds a position on the heights, have been repulsed with heavy loss by the Ger mans. Under cover of the fog. Gen eral name deleted by the German censor) took nic to within 400 yards of the French trenches. They are very strong, and the Germans are makinc no effort to carry them with frontal attacks which would result m AND ALLIES BATTLE AUSTINS er which the President under the Constitution may ex- 'se. Personally I would heartily indorse such a use of I-rg e offensive After Terrific powers, i tninK me nation ai iar,e wouia inaorse 11. j public has no interest of prolonging a session of Con- j s which cannot do public business and is deadlocked." j VIEWS ARE DISCOURAGING. j Lvcr could J Fighting in Herzegovina and Bosnia. rator John W. Kern of Indiana, " an of the Democratic caucus s-nd r Overman of North Carolina. o'p railed in ind talked with. i'w5 of he situation were eqiial- " urar-n;; Congressman Ler. r ,f tie cUon warehouse bill vp- y -Tti the whol? success of th- rf i f plan, called, and was tol-J e Preside i.t that the failure of v T86 to pass his bill was a grir disappointment to htm give r,r, encouragement Meanwhile the question of whether or riot the President woul ke-p his en gagement Ir ,Pitt.ihTirgh tomorrow was 1 r Id ir abi vanrc. Th-- t'rerjdent. f"el iih' that C(iDCrts wrnlrl i rtaliily ad j'lvrn !'foic nightfall, had panned to l-uv Waal infon :it midnight. It is tiO. eMr-mlv ooublful whether he can g t av.jn AM )ep-!uU n a few per-i-iMent Rrntlrnif-n , ho insl.st upon bloek !. Dip ii'l.'i ui hmciit. Senate's Lack of Quorum Complicates Situation,:: Mjing tnat he was induig n ui Handstand plays as intimated by .Sena tor Clatkt In an earll-v speech, said ne v. mild nivti rW to idjoutu until cot ion relief leg.-hitio'i v;i. c,isnid. Senator Jones of Washington, who K'Jt the Senate tangled up today by a call tor a quorum, said he would not raise the point tomorrow. "This i one more demonstration, sj,.l he. -of the ii'apaity of the Uerno eiats to run the Government. They don't seem to be able even ;o adjourn. Development of the absence of a quorum in the Senate 'his afternoon made the sitaution as to adjournment of the session even more complicated than it was Thursday evening. Senator Jones of Washington called for a quorum and the roll call disclosed that only forty-three Senators were prcpent. urthcr than that, it is learned that only okc Imported Bock Panetclas. Mild1 forty-seven Senators are in the city. ymoi This famous cigar better Senator Clarke of rk 'Unas, president ,Mt var.--Auu (.continued on Second rage.; i r jt rnaxinp any prosrreps toward i trr deadlock between the ivo f . . t!t otiestlon of adjourning t-j-ricit. tin' m r.ale at " -X, this riflei- djOurned until noon tomorrow. artt'.n was taken on motion cf ' jr Kern. b fore adjournment. Senator - e of oloiaao Kaid the two houses I ,.oi nj,rre over adjournment. :n.l . i at.srn- of quorums could not act. txv l'riieni has 111.: t'we- tinier ir. Lirnl;iii'"b to adjourn the s'is- sald Si'irtor ThonuiJ. 'and 1 hope . dr t He's never y t failed to do duty end I don't believe h will v na'nr Sheppard of T-::as after do- r-ETTINJK, Oet. 23. Fighting of a most severe character is In progress be tween a large iorce of Austrians and the combined Servian - Montenegrin armies in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In an official statement issued today the government declares that at every point the Austrlans have been repulsed. "The Austrlans in superior force," says the statement, "have ilercely attacked . , : .. .iirafvll'llftra OUT eomoineu aiinies, ""i rcni".i. they have been heavily repulsed. Their chief efforts have been directed against ' our right wing. rile .stubbornness of the lighting is : hown by the fact that a single Mniitencurln battery find 1,(80 rounds 'In two das. A large body ol Austrlans any i ,.... urronndc near Fotcha and com pletely decimated. Everywhere we are on the offensive." I Car Inspector Dies in Hospital of Injuries Mrs. Carman Quits Stand Unshaken MINEOLA, L. I., Oct. 23. Her testimony unshaken despite a searching cross-examination lasting more than an hour, Mrs. Florence Carman, accused of the murder of Mrs. Louise Bailey, was excused from the witness stand today. Replying at all times to the district attorney's batter ol questions in a low, well-modulated voice and always per fectly cool and collected, Mrs. Carman made a visible im pression on the jury and spectators alike. Never once did she contradict herself or waver in the slightest from the testimony she gave on direct examina tion yesterday. She answered every question of the dis trict attorney without hesitation even though he pried into her most intimate secrets. ASKED WHAT PEOPLE SAID. Interview With Officer of Kaiser Passed by 'British and Ger man Censors. FRESH TROOPS CONTINUE TO FILL GAPS IN LINE ENORMOUS LOSSES AS TEUTONS CENTER ATTACK 1 HAS in severe losses. Instead, they are content to hold the French line at this point and prevent the armies from Toul and Nanoy advancing. Kaiser Visits Front The Kaiser has made frequent visits to this section of the battle front and also to the center, where the army of the crown prince is engaged. He personally gives cigars and cigarettes to the men In the trenches whom he calls "Meln Brave Junges" and personally In quires about their families and whether he can do anything for them. Naturally a wave of enthusiasm sweeps over the lines following uclr'vlstfa'. "TTicKaiserKas'alsoW spent much time in the main hos pital at Montmedy, where he com forts the wounded and sees that all are receiving proper care. The crown prince has become the idol of his men through his daring. He is utterly indifferent to personal danger and goes from trench to trench, mixing with his men in democratic fashion. The general health and spirit of the troops seems excellent. Automo biles are constantly arriving at the front filled with the so-called "lleb esgaben" (love gifts) for the sol diers. There seems to be practical ly an inexhaustible supply of fresh troops, as all of the gaps made in the line are immediately filled. It is very plain that the Germans are now preparing for a supreme assault on the French line at a point which I am not permitted to mention and on which a great deal will depend. Artillery Fire Tears Great Gaps in Opposing Lines Violent Assaults on Anglo-French-Belgian Front Bring Admitted Recessions. ciin i i OF GERMANS CUT Between Bruges and Ghent, Allies Succeed in Breaking Through. THE HAGUE, Oct. 23. Reports reach ing here declare that the allies have succeeded in cuttinjr the German com munications between Bruges and Ghent. The fighting in that section is declared to bo increasing. Bands of franctlreurs are reported opcratiin; in the rear of the German lines and have sniped hundreds of Germans. "Whai did pnplp say about your bus-1 a shot sh0 ran upstairs to find her bond that made you suspicious of mother in bed In her room. Mrs. him?" va our of District Attorney ' fonkhn also proved a good witness for Smith's oufhtimis. ' the defence "They said he was sotno devil with, Ustrict Attorney Smith began cross fhf wmnpn h ..nuiiwoil slmnlv. I questioning Mrs. Florence Carman without th.-' least bit of h-sltatlon. ' rl 'lfter 10 ,,,clock when C0Urt ....... .!.,,,.!,! oiuuuj .. ....... "-. ,,c united ner wnen sno nrsi uecaine 'iuln'd between two cars in Kcking-1 '"-aid nothing over the dictograph that "suspi jous of the doctor," and bhe ' " ..( . . ... . ii .1 nnaiii roil tht aVin nAiill nr.t Wi.tritiVii. last night, J.tm.-H A. HIg-' ma, wr j.-aious Ktie assorieu wiai ..-.. ...-. .u- v. . ,.,.....,.,.. her suspicions were not about anv one Will Nominate Brownlow If Siddons Is Confirmed By P. M. SARL. PARIS, Oct. 23. The Germans are making a desper- ate effort to break through the allied lines in the v'cinif y nf J Arras as well as in the north. This was admitted by the. war office today wl ; , .stated; tiiat.ihe fighting is oiso'Sere-aclmradr &? " - various: Joints if has been found ad visablelo cedi t -and at others ground has been gained. It is very plain from the tone of the dispatches that the battle in the north is still some distance from any de cisive result. The losses on both sides are declared to be enormous. Because of the flat nature of the ground, with practically no cover, the troops are exposed to artillery fire always deadly on both sides. The most important declaration in the official state ment from Bordeaux this afternoon, was that the gaps be-, tween the allied positions in the north were being closed up. The German attack, it was announced, continues to be of the most violent character. As a result, the fighting is more or less of a pendulum character. Various gains are being offset by various losses of territory, it is stated, it being found advisable to make slight recessions where the German assaults are most severe. v On the whole, however, the lines are maintained with out any very great change despite the severe nature of the fighting. The enemy continues his great activity in the vicinity of Arras. TEXT OF STATEMENT. , ton yards 1 iL'in. an inspector of freight cars, died today in Casualty Hosp'tal His rigid leg was badly crushed, and he was hurt Internally. Coroner Nevltt la making an Investigation. Hlggins was fifty-eight years old, and lived at G2f I street northeast. Arcade Auditorium. Matinee. i'"rto clacs UibtruolA. UuL :iU5 AGVt. ftor listening on the dictograph she decided her suspicions were unfounded. The d strict attorney tried hard to trick her on this statement, but his efforts failed. Following Mrs. Carman on tho stum' today came her Uttlo daughter and aged mother. Elizabeth, the daughter nn iin t . i i st .,1'nii uiii nil- m i .liLin i ( . Dancing. Saturday tji juTlge as she answered questions proved ii splendid witness lor ner MiUir. fib told of how, after ueaxlogl woman, but were general in nature. Sho told her story csterdny, direct ly with the utmost simplicity and without a break or tremor. She could have hown no leas emotion had she been explaining to the jury or to women friends why she pr"forred two lumps In her tea instead of one. Answering n question Mrs. Carman told the district attorney that while on (.Continued on Third Pac.) If the nomination of Commissioner Frederick L,. Siddons for the D'.strlct Supreme Bench is confirmed before Congress adjourns Louis P. Brownlow, Washington newspaper writer, will be named as a recess appointment succeed ing Mr. Siddons as a member of the District Commission. Otherwise the ' Pres dent will wait until the next ses sion, when ho will renominate Mr. Sid dons to the bench. The text of the 3 o'clock statement was as follows: "On our left, German forces in great strength, whose presence was indicated yesterday, have continued violent at tacks throughout the whole section be tween La Bassee and the sea. "On the whole, the allies maintain their positions. If they have been forced to give ground at certain places, they have gone forward in others. The enemy has shown activity throughout the remainder of the battle line, espe cially nround Arras and Somme to the north ana souin oi me river. . "We have progressed particularly In the region of Rosieres and Santerre. J around Verdun and Pont-a-Mousson we have had a measure of success. "Nothing of especial importance ha3 occurred on the remainder of the line. "In Russia, south of tho Pilican river the Germans still hold their positions on the Vistula river, except on the line out of Ivangorod to Oreilide. where they are pursued, having retreated to the north of Jaroslav. the Austrlans have been defeated In numerous attempts to cross the River San. Russian Torces are on the offonslve In this section." The Germans are taking every ad vantage of the network of trolley lines that run like a spider's web m the rear of their main advanced line u Belgium and northern France. They have impressed trolley cars and are "using theni to rush freh troop- to threatened poinds and to keep ihci inen well supplied with ammun'ti.u The reports re-carding condit.ons a Ostend are very' contlict'ng. One received says that the city haj been bombarded by the combined Franco-British squadrons that ar. operat'ng along the coast. Another says that this has not bco done and that the guns ot the va sh'ps are being used against the G mans only when they hold posiVon outside ot" the cities and tbwr.s. Despite the severity of the tightir and the admission that the Germai s have ga'ned ground at certain pom , the entire situation is described as vcrv encouraging at military headquarter;-. It is stated that there is no reason t fear that the Germans will get to Due kirk. Kaiser's Nephew Killed in Action Near Mont Descats IN CONGRESS TODAY. SENATE. Met at noon. Senator Jones raises point of no quorum and roll call develops no quorum present. Senator Clarke addresses Senate on cotton situation. HOUSE. Mel at noon. Legislative situation deadlocked by nh .sence ot a quorum and finally adjourn ment aeema retnot. LONDON, Oct. 23. Conflicting reports regarding Prince Max of Hesse, nephew of Ihe Kaiser, were cleared up by the war bureau today. He was killed in action In the Mont Descats region and, with three British officers, who fell in the same action, was burted in the gro.inds of a monastery. In connection with this announcement the bureau made public another story by an eye witness of the lighting just preceding October 17. This eye-witness declared that despite delays in transferring the operations to the northward, much ground has been gained by the British. The opera tions have been hampered by heav. mists, which have made it impossir.lo for tho aerial corps to rpconnoiter and locate the enemy. In consequence, th co-opcrat.on of the artillery, previously the most important factor In the light ing, has been rendered Impossible. The Germans have st,ubbornnly re i-lsted the advance of the all'es and there has been Ireyuent hand-to-hand r?